The National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) Annual Conference was an enormous success this year. Here are my main takeaways.
As a former middle school teacher, Kailey is passionate about pursuing educational solutions that keep students at the forefront of their learning experience. She has taken this passion beyond the classroom to various onsite and virtual classrooms of teachers around the world, having authored and piloted various curricula and led webinars on both education technology as well as pedagogical issues such as curriculum writing and teaching grammar. Kailey has also developed customized instruction for both technical topics and pedagogical practices, articulating the “Why?” behind specific adult learning initiatives while responding in real-time to individual learning needs, styles, and proficiency level.
I teach at a small, independent arts school in the middle of downtown. We are so small, in fact, that we share spaces with other organizations in the area, one of which is a gorgeous church. Thus, no one has a “classroom”; we share space with each other and with the church.
The Maker Movement is all about options: what would you like to create? How best would you like to express that project? What materials and tools would help bring about your desired results? It makes sense then that our professional learning around makerspaces should be as equally diverse and customizable. Below, explore different mediums for growing your own maker capacity.